SoCS Oct 31/15 – strange/stranger/strangest


This week’s prompt: “strange/stranger/strangest.”

It’s the strangest thing when you realise you are losing control of your body when it begins to operate independently of all directions you give it.

Stranger still when it defies all attempts to behave in a more acceptable fashion.

So on Friday night the strangest thing happened.

My body found itself accommodating a virus, which fought with me tooth and nail for the next 12 hours.

The toilet and I became very good friends as we familiarised ourselves every thirty or forty minutes thereafter. Thank goodness an excellent use of the used ice-cream tub has been invented, as I would have been lost with out mine.

The strangest thing of all was that once the process of evacuation finished, who’d a thought your stomach could hold as much as it did, all I did was sleep.

Now I rarely sleep more than 30 minutes during the day should I require a nap. But on Saturday I slept most of the day, which I know worried my nearest and dearest.

To me it was strange that all my bodies’ energy was sapped from me leaving me a lump upon my bed hour after hour. Stranger still that I was happy to remain in that state.

Strangest of all was thinking my body is a finely tuned vessel of action and activity, most days, but these past few days it has languished at the mercy of a minute virus that has upset it so much.

There you have it. I will most likely fall back into my bed and languish some more, sip on my flat lemonade and await the comforting words of those who love and care for me.

Strange things happen don’t they, stranger it should happen to me; strangest that it happened on a Friday??



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26 Responses to SoCS Oct 31/15 – strange/stranger/strangest

  1. Yucky to be sick. I hate the stomach flu. Get your rest and get well soon!

  2. J Lapis says:

    Ohhh, I’m so sorry, Michael–such agony, those flu-ish bugs take all the starch (and everything else) out of one. Praying you feel all better SOON–xxoo, J

  3. mandy says:

    Horrible, Michael–dread the thought. We have all had that strange virus hit us when we least expect it; stranger still, we’ve all had to come up with a makeshift ‘vessel’, if you will, to keep things a bit more neat and orderly–though I will say using a used icre-cream tub is the strangest one I’ve heard of yet–and I hope that will be its designated use from now on. Feel better soon! 😀

  4. Lyn says:

    Oh Michael, so sorry to hear you’ve been ill. There’s nothing worse than a “both ends and the middle” bug 😦

  5. clothespeggedpat says:

    Sending you get well thoughts and wishes so you feel better soon Michael … one hour at a time. And listen to your body – sleep and rest – it’s a huge energy drain when battling a flu- bug whatever – so slowly ease back into things like proteins etc. Easy does it.

    And wow – super and slightly comical write about your ordeal. Sorry it happened – but glad that you managed to find some light in it and were strong and well enough to share … so off to rest with you!

  6. Welcome back.
    Wondered whence you had gotten. Not exactly what I had envisioned for you.
    Oh well, your humour is in fine form, even tho you’re not.
    Good thing I buy my ice cream in cardboard containers!

  7. Of course now I know of your tummy bug, but it’s taken me a while to catch up on some post. Since I love and care for you, I shall not let you down. I’m sorry you where spouting from all over and hope you are on the road to recovery my friend. 💙

  8. LindaGHill says:

    Oh dear! Hope you’re a lot better by now, Michael. I did wonder what had happened to you last Saturday.

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